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Doing Business in Kentucky
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Kentucky—Income Tax: Return Filing and Payment Deadline Reminder Issued
The Kentucky Department of Revenue has issued a press release reminding personal income taxpayers that tax returns and payments for the 2012 tax year are due by Monday, April 15, 2013. This year taxpayers can use an online resource on the department’s website (http://www.revenue.ky.gov/refund.htm) to check on the status of their income tax refund. The department also offers free tax preparation assistance and electronic filing for state residents who make $51,000 or less.
Press Release, Kentucky Department of Revenue, March 15, 2013
2012 Refund Status
Check the status of your 2012 income tax refund.
E-File & E-Payment Options.
E-FILE: Your Best Option
The Kentucky Department of Revenue in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accepts the Kentucky Individual Income Tax Return for Full-Year Residents (Form 740) and corresponding forms and schedules by method of the Modernized E-File system (MeF).
The Department of Revenue strongly encourages Kentucky taxpayers to take advantage of the benefits of electronically filing their tax returns. Last year, over 80 percent of Kentucky taxpayers opted for the safest, fastest and easiest way to submit their individual tax returns via electronic filing. Refunds are issued faster through e-file. Typically, Kentucky processed those returns in 7 to 10 working days. By comparison, filing via a paper return results in an average of 8 to 10 weeks to process and issue refunds.
Filing the Form 740 electronically enables taxpayer's to direct deposit their refund to or direct debit their tax due from their financial institution.
NEW: Effective July 5, 2013 the Form 740-NP and corresponding forms/schedules may be filed electronically through MeF. The Form 740-NP is the Kentucky Individual Income Tax Return for Nonresident and Part-Year Residents. Direct deposit of refunds is not an option for Form 740-NP but direct debits of tax due may be requested.
Please check with your tax software company to determine what forms are supported.
Free Electronic Filing
The Kentucky Department of Revenue has again partnered with the tax software community to provide free electronic filing of your 2012 federal and Kentucky returns.
The Kentucky Free File Alliance is an agreement between the Kentucky Department of Revenue and several software companies to provide free online services for qualified Kentucky taxpayers. Any software company may participate in the alliance. Each company determines its own free filing offer. Click on the Free File Alliance icon to view Kentucky Free File Alliance partners.
Disaster Relief Sales and Use Tax Legislation
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